Olly Barnard to speak at the Gulf and Indian Ocean Hotel Investors Summit on the 14th of November

MENA Associate Director Olly Barnard will be hosting a round table discussion on masterplanning & hospitality at this year’s Gulf and Indian Ocean Hotel Investors Summit on the 14th of November.

The Gulf and Indian Ocean Hotel Investors Summit is a platform for investors, developers and franchisees in the hotel industry to network and discuss strategies for growth. The three-day event will take place in the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah International Exhibition and Conference centre

At 11:40 on Tuesday 16 November, Olly will host a panel to explore “What should Dubai do with the Expo site and surrounding area; and how can we minimise any post-EXPO slowdown?”. The panel will discuss hospitality and masterplanning issues related to the Expo site and how this fits with Dubai's 2040 vision.

With experience working in a range of sectors, Olly is helping to expand our hospitality portfolio across the MENA region. Since arriving in the region, he has worked with key developers such as Emaar, Eagle Hills, Aldar, The Red Sea Development Company, NEOM & Amaala.

Olly will be happy to talk to you about Chapman Taylor’s experience in the MENA region and the hospitality sector – you can talk to him at the event or contact him at the email addresses below.

Olly Bradley-Barnard (BArch)

Director, Dubai

Olly joined Chapman Taylor’s Bangkok studio in 2012. During his time in South East Asia, he worked on a variety of award-winning projects in the region, including Mui Dinh Eco Park in Vietnam – winner of the prestigious MIPIM “Best Futura Mega Project” Award in 2018.

He joined our Dubai studio in 2018 to strengthen our presence in the region with his experience of designing in many different countries and cultures. He has worked on many key projects in the region, including a major mixed-use project in Madinah, Airport City in Jeddah and many important government-funded projects in Saudi Arabia.

Olly’s approach to projects is to create and develop a design concept that has a strong identity, informed by the place, the culture and other aspects of the development’s context.

Olly was promoted to the position of Director in our Dubai studio in 2022.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Mixed-use / Retail / Hospitality / Residential / Concept Design

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